“Grey Gardens” fans, grab your American flags and homemade turbans and march/dance to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill tonight to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic documentary. The event, coordinated between HIFF, Maysles Documentary Center, and the museum, starts at 5 p.m. with an Edie Costume Contest and Parade Registration, followed by an Edie Costume Contest and Parade at 5:30 and a Conversation and Screening of Excerpts from the film at 6 p.m. All who attend in costume will receive free admission.
On Friday night, it’s the big annual Guild Hall Summer Gala starting at 7 p.m. at nearby Mulford Farm. The evening will include a celebration of the newest exhibit, “Aspects of Minimalism,” which will be on special VIP view starting at 5 p.m., and recognition of Neda Young. Hosted by April Gornik, the fundraiser will also feature music by Hannah Bronfman and a whole bunch of special art-centric moments.
There’s also a Night of Chefs & Champagne for Elephants benefit at Baker House in East Hampton from 6 to 9 p.m. That event honors Christie Brinkley and Richard Lair.
There’s a slew of events on Saturday, including East Hampton Library’s annual Authors Night celebration and book sale from 5 to 7 p.m.. Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog concert at LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton, the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife fundraiser in Bridgehampton, the Bridgehampton Museum‘s Silent Art Auction and Cocktail Party and Southampton Cultural Center‘s free Concerts in the Park in Southampton.
Also on Saturday, the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center puts on the dog/exotic animal for its annual Get Wild benefit, which will be hosted by Molly Channing at the Channing Family Sculpture Garden in Bridgehampton and held from 6 to 8 p.m.
And Sunday is Discover Watermill Day from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Watermill Center. During the event, the center’s 8.5 acres will be open for the public to freely experience site-specific installations and performances interspersed amongst outdoor sculptures and artifacts. Meet artists from over 27 countries participating in The Watermill Center’s International Summer Program, who will most definitely entertain via art installations, performances, workshops, tours and activities for the entire family.